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Comcast to Broadcast InHealth to Digital Only Format

Fremont, Calif. – On February 10, Comcast will no longer broadcast the InHealth, a Washington Hospital Channel, in an analog format. Comcast subscribers with a newer TV with a built-in digital tuner will need to auto-tune their sets to update the channel settings so to continue to view InHealth. Older TV sets, without digital tuners, will require an analog-to-digital cable converter box to view the InHealth Channel which is available free from Comcast.

“While this switch is not our choice, it’s a needed one according to Comcast and we want to ensure that as many of the District’s residents continue to have access to InHealth,” said Christopher Brown, director of Community Relations for Washington Hospital Healthcare System who oversees InHealth operations. “Thankfully, Comcast is providing its subscribers with the ability to continue to receive Washington Hospital’s channel by obtaining a free converter box if they do not already have digital service.”

A free digital converter may be requested by calling 1-800-COMCAST or picked up from the Fremont or Hayward Comcast Cable Stores. These stores are located at 555 Mowry Ave., in Fremont, and 23525 Clawiter Road, in Hayward.

Comcast Cable subscribers with an analog television set that would like to continue receiving InHealth, or if they are unsure if they have analog or digital cable, should contact Comcast as soon as possible at 1-800-266-2278, for more information.

InHealth is another facet of Washington Hospital's mission to enhance patient care and health promotion throughout the District. InHealth enables Washington Hospital to better serve the community by providing the viewing audience an opportunity to take advantage of hospital resources from home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the regular program schedule are broadcasts of the District Board meetings and Washington Hospital's popular Health & Wellness classes. Programs on InHealth promote overall health and wellbeing by providing entertaining, educational and informative shows dealing with medical and non-medical health-related subject matter. Programs cover a large variety of health and safety topics ranging from men's health to the latest legislative health issues at both the state and federal levels. Several interview-style programs focus on topics ranging from medical updates for men's, women's and children's health care issues. The InHealth broadcast schedule can be found on Washington Hospital’s web site at

Washington Hospital Healthcare System includes a 359-bed acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Washington Outpatient Catheterization Laboratory; Washington Center for Joint Replacement; the Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; and Washington West, a complex which houses Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative facilities.